The Kunstverein St.Gallen, founded in 1827, is one of the oldest cultural associations in the city, and with its ca. 2,000 members, it is by far, also the largest. Since the nineteenth century, it has been the driving force for the development of the fine arts in St. Gallen and presents top rank exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. The Kunstverein enables visitors from the City and Canton of St. Gallen, as well as from Switzerland and abroad, the chance to encounter seminal artworks from the past and present. In addition, it provides substantial support and sponsorship for the creation of art in the region. With its temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art, the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, thanks to the sponsorship by Kunstverein, enjoys an international presence.
As a member of the Kunstverein St.Gallen, you support the fine arts and enjoy exclusive events in the Kunstmuseum and in the Kunstzone in the Lokremise. Look forward to exciting encounters with artists at openings, performances, artist’s talks, and workshops, and join in the discussion at symposiums. Be inspired—join us on visits to studios, travel with the curators to international exhibitions and experience art and artists up close. In addition, you will receive discounts on editions and publications as well as free or discounted admission to more than twenty exhibition institutions in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Vorarlberg. As a member, you experience more art!
Welcome to the Kunstverein St. Gallen. We are pleased to have you with us!
Lorenz Bühler, President
Nadia Veronese, Head of the Kunstverein
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Silvia Bächli | 24 Drawings for the Kunstmuseum
Nr. 1 – 24, 2013, Gouache on paper, 21 x 31 cm
24 unique works, numbered and signed
on occasion of her single exhibition far apart – close together at the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen Swiss artist Silvia Bächli (*1956 Baden) produced an exklusive Edition for the Kunstverein St.Gallen.
Let the night blaze…
Cool sounds echo through the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. The museum opens its doors to an audience of the young and young at heart and with the help of popular DJs, becomes a hip club for St.Galler night owls. Performances, poetry readings, scenic tours, and other events are offered in a mysterious ambiance, which fits well with the current temporary exhibition.
Night Shift #18
Friday, December 9th 2018, Kunstmuseum
Further information on this event will be released shortly
Night Shift Edition│Works by Young Artists
On the occasion of the Nachtschicht #4, which took place on November 25, 2011 in the context of the exhibition «Through the Looking Brain – A Swiss Collection of Conceptual Photography,» the Kunstverein St. Gallen launched the first Nachtschicht edition. Thirteen young artists from St. Gallen took on the theme of the night and created a photo edition for the Kunstverein.
Daniel Ammann, Annina Arter, Beni Bischof, Michael Bodenmann, Katharina Maria Bohm, Selina Buess, Georg Gatsas, Miriam-Leah Hess, Vanja Hutter, Eloy Martinez, Adrian Rast, Tobias Siebrecht, and Barbara Signer.
Snapshots of nocturnal forays through woods and cities, strange winter scenes, atmosphere image of nightlife, and also a Caribbean sunset arose…
Kinder Kunst Klub (CHILDREN’S ART CLUB)
The educational program at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen offers a series that takes place outside of the school framework and addresses children from 6 to 12 years old. The Kinder Kunst Klub (Children’s Art Club) makes it possible for children to view artworks from various epochs in the Kunstmuseum’s exhibitions, and set off on a playful journey of discovery under the guidance of two members of the art-education team, Claudia Hürlimann and Daniela Mittelholzer.
Children mediate art │ create and present
From January 2016 to May 2018, the educational program of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen has organized a participative, process-oriented educational project with numerous workshops, actions, and events for children and teens focusing on works from the collection.
Works in the temporary exhibitions and permanent works from the collection of the Kunstmuseum, as well as works outside, are looked at in a playful way, together. In the Kinder Kunst Klub, young museum visitors realize their own ideas in text and picture contributions, which at the end of the project will be put together in an alternative collection catalogue, and published as a book. In it, children and young people share their view of selected works in the collection, reveal their thoughts and ideas, pose critical questions, and offer creative input. The alternative collection catalogue represents an independent, long-term product that opens up new perspectives for young and old on the art in the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. The Kinder Kunst Kiste (Children’s art box) blog accompanies this project, in which all of the contributions will be published.
The project has been generously funded by the Lotteriefonds of the Canton of St.Gallen, the Hans and Wilma Stutz foundation, Herisau, the Steinegg Stiftung, Herisau, the Dr. Fred Styger Stiftung, für Kultur, Bildung und Wissenschaft, Herisau, and also by the Paul Schiller Stiftung, Zurich.